The Info List - Upper Dir District


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Website http://www.upperdir.pk/

Upper Dir (Pashto: دیر بالا‎) is one of the 26[3] districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The town of Dir is the district headquarters. At the time of independence, Dir was a princely state ruled by Nawab Shah Jehan Khan. It was merged with Pakistan
in 1969 and later on declared as a district in 1970. In 1996, it was bifurcated into Upper and Lower Dir districts. This district is situated in the northern part of Pakistan. It borders Chitral district
Chitral district
and Afghanistan
on the north and north west and Swat district
Swat district
to the east, and on the south by Lower Dir District.[4]

Kalkot Kumrat valley,Kakad,Upper Dir


1 History 2 Administration

2.1 National Assembly 2.2 Provincial Assembly

3 Towns 4 Division of Dir 5 See also 6 Gallery 7 References

History[edit] The British Raj honored Muhammad sharif Khan as Nawab of Dir in 1898 . By declaring his allegiance to the British Raj, Khan/Nawab, once exiled to Afghanistan
by Umara Khan Mastkhel was seated as Nawab of Dir. He was succeed by his son Nawab Aurang Zeb in 1904, who ruled until his death in 1925. His son Sir Shah Jehan succeeded him and ruled the state for 35 long years. He was dethroned and kept in house arrest in Lahore until his death in 1966 . He was succeeded by Mohammad Shah Khisro Khan. He left all the business at the mercy of his advisor, a man deputed by the Govt:of Pakistan
to mould the state into a settled district through gradual implementation of laws. In 1969, it was merged as a district with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In 1996, Dir District was divided into two districts-Lower and Upper Dir- with Timergara
and Dir as their respective headquarters. Administration[edit] The district of Upper Dir is divided into three tehsils:[5]

Dir Sheringal Wari

National Assembly[edit] This district is represented by one elected MNA (Member of National Assembly) in Pakistan
National Assembly. Its constituency is NA-33.[6]

Member of National Assembly Party Affiliation Year

Molana Asad Ullah Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal 2002

Najum-din Khan Pakistan
Peoples Party 2008

Sahibzada Tariq Ullah Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan 2013

Provincial Assembly[edit] The district is represented by three elected MPAs in the provincial assembly who represent the following constituencies:

PK-91 (Upper Dir-I) PK-92 (Upper Dir-II) PK-93 (Upper Dir-III)


Except for Dir and a number of rapidly growing bazaar towns along the main roads, the population is rural, scattered in more than 1200 villages in the deep narrow valleys of the Panjkora
and its tributaries. Of these, notable villages are

Khas Dir Usheri Sundrawal Hattan Barawal Bandai Benr Nusrat Ben Shahi Sunai Kair Jailar Pataw (Patao) Kalkot patrak Sheringal Doog Dara Barawal Gandigar Katan Toormang Darorra Ganori Shalkani Wari Kakad

Division of Dir[edit]

Dir district was officially split into Upper Dir and Lower Dir in 1996. Until 2000 as funds were not available to provide the accommodation needed at Dir town by government departments at a district headquarters, both districts continued to be administered by a single deputy Commissioner stationed at Timergara
in Lower Dir. Popular places[7]

Panakot Kumrat Valley Kalkot Sheringal Bibyawar, Malakabad Doog Dara Ushirai Dara Shahi Koto Nehag Dara Barawal Ganori Gandigar Nowra Lowari Top Seratai sawni Guli Bagh Karo kakad

See also[edit]

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
portal Pakistan
portal South Asia portal

Dir (town) Dir (princely state) Lower Dir District Chitral District Swat District


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^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk.  ^ 1998 District Census report of Upper Dir. Census publication. 104. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000.  ^ http://www.dawn.com/news/1080683 ^ http://paiman.jsi.com/Resources/Docs/district-health-profile-upperdir.pdf ^ http://www.pbscensus.gov.pk/sites/default/files/admin_districts/KPK.pdf ^ http://ecp.gov.pk/GE.aspx ^ http://www.pdma.gov.pk/documents/District_Tehsil_and_Union_code_Reference_Map_Upper_Dir.pdf

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Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Provincial capital: Peshawar




Bannu Lakki Marwat

Dera Ismail Khan

Dera Ismail Khan Tank


Abbottabad Battagram Haripur Kolai Pallas Lower Kohistan Mansehra Torghar Upper Kohistan


Hangu Karak Kohat


Buner Chitral Lower Dir Malakand Shangla Swat Upper Dir


Mardan Swabi


Charsadda Nowshera Peshawar

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Administrative divisions of Upper Dir District




Barawal Chapar Dir Kalkot Khal Wari Tehsil Sheringal

Union councils

Akhagram Banda Nihag Barikot Barawal Banda Nihag Bibiawar Chakianan Darorra Darikund Dislawar Dir Doog Dara Ganori Gwaldai Jabar Kalkot Khalshaflam Kotkai Nehag Pashta Patrak Palam Sawni Sheringal Shalfalam Shahikot Sundalm Taraptar Qolundy Wari

Coordinates: 35°12′15″N 71°52′20″E / 35.20417°N 71.87222°E / 35.204